Man killed after home sprayed with bullets

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are working to track down a gunman who shot and killed a man while he was sleeping inside his home overnight.

It was the sound of gunfire that broke the silence in the 500 block of Boston around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

“Yeah, it was scary. I was laying down when I head some shooting.”

Soon it was followed by police lights, sirens and crime scene tape after it was discovered that one home was sprayed with bullets. A man – who had been asleep inside – was shot in the back and killed.

According to a family member, several cars were riding around the area before shots rang out. He described hearing what sounded like an assault rifle.

The family member also told WREG’s Jerrita Patterson that he believes someone else staying at the home was the person the gunman was after.

So far, police have not released any suspect information. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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